We get a lot of questions about breast reconstruction to our Helpline and our Ask the Nurse email service. Here is a sample.
What is breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is the creation of a new breast shape using surgery. It can be done after a mastectomy (either at the same time as the initial operation or at a future date) or sometimes when only a part of the breast needs to be removed and there is likely...
It may not feel like it, but spring has officially sprung, and with it comes the latest edition of Vita magazine, full of real-life stories, features and expert information.
Let’s get physical
When the weather finally warms up, you might feel like lacing your trainers and getting outdoors for a brisk walk or a jog around the block. Or exercising might be the last thing on your mind.
Either way, regular physical...
The winter issue of Vita is out now.
Our latest cover star is Andrea Hull, who modelled at Breast Cancer Care's London fashion show last year. Andrea was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer just two years earlier and explains how it felt to go from being a guest at the 2010 show to taking part in 2012.
We also caught up with...
People often call our Helpline wanting to discuss how best to look after their scars following surgery.
Any surgery will leave some scarring, but the nature of the scar differs from person to person. For example, we know that people with black skin or with fair freckled skin and red hair tend to be at risk of getting what are called hypertrophic and keloid scars (see below).
Whether scar tissue might become a problem also depends on where the scar is.
As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, we’re coming up to autumn celebrations where some of our Vita Good Food recipes might just come in handy.
Whether you’re planning to feed excited children getting ready for Hallowe’en trick or treating, trying to keep everyone warm before the bonfires are lit on fireworks night, or searching out goodies to share for Diwali celebrations, there are a range of simple and nourishing ideas to try...
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